The Arts

The Arts at Bentley mentally, physically, and emotionally engage students. Innovative, compelling music, theatre, visual works and dance not only celebrates great art, but also develops and nurtures the mind, body, and spirit. Our curriculum is designed to allow students to develop an understanding of, and appreciation for, the Arts through a combination of historical and analytical study, and hands-on experience. Students may take courses in all the areas of the Arts, or they may specialize as they choose. Areas include Theater Arts, Music, Visual Arts, Dance and Technical Theater. 

Most Bentley students continue in the Arts for all four years and many of our graduates go on to the top liberal arts schools in the country -- from RISD and Cal Arts, to Brown, NYU, the Berklee College of Music, Yale, Indiana University, Northwestern, and USC. 

Learn more about Bentley's Academics Departments in The Arts: 

Performing Arts
Visual Arts

The Bentley Story

Founded in 1920, Bentley School has fostered an environment that challenges the mind, striving to bring out the best in every one of its students. Bentley School is committed to academic excellence as well as the development of character and spirit in each of its students. (Read more in the Head of School's Message.)

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